Wyoming City Schools

420 Springfield Pike
Wyoming, Ohio 45215
Phone: 513-206-7000

Wyoming High School News

To submit news, or if you are a member of the media, contact Suzy Henke, Director of Communications, at 513-206-7015 or henkes@wyomingcityschools.org.

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Parent Meeting: Travel opportunity for students grades 8th-10th

An informational meeting about the 2020 EF Global Student Leadership Summit will take place 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Wyoming High School's Media Center. The group will travel to Amsterdam and The Hague, July 2-13, 2020. The summit topic is “The Impact of Sports and Wellness.” Before the conference in The Hague, WHS students will join other groups in Amsterdam for sightseeing and guided leadership experiences. 

The Global Student Leadership Summit is a 12-day immersive travel experience and leadership conference. Global Student Leaders Summits are built around four key areas of focus – immersive travel, thought leadership, design thinking and online learning. Each area helps strengthen a student’s problem-solving skills through creativity, innovation and adaptability. Attendees in 2020 will join teachers and students from across North America and Europe to hear world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and work in small, international teams to discuss the Impact of Sports and Wellness and the importance of healthcare as a human right.

 Three (3) hours of elective college credit are available to participants.

 Click here to see highlights from the 2016 Hague Global Student Leadership Summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk9Frbj63bw

 RSVP to the informational meeting at https://rsvp.eftours.com/u73npxd

 Please contact Brenda Weinhart at weinhartb@wyomingcityschools.org for more information.  We hope to see you at the Informational Meeting!

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Service in the Community Days at Wyoming High School

All Wyoming High School students participated in Service in the Community Days this semester. On September 27, Wyoming teachers and 10th & 11th grade students could be found learning from and contributing to many non-profit organizations throughout the region while 9th and 12th grade students participating in Freshman Boot Camp Sessions and Senior Seminars. Boot camp sessions covered study skills, internet security and technology tips, and the amazing tools of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Seminar topics included Continuing Service, Bias & Privilege, Credit & Finance, 18 & The Law, Self-Defense, and more.

On October 10, while 10th & 11th grade students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 9th & 12th grade students got a turn to learn and serve. Whether they were preparing or packaging food, washing alpaca fur, working to minimize erosion, or harvesting potatoes, Wyoming students took a turn serving in the community.

 

 

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October 18, 2018

Tennis players headed to State!

Peyton Osha & Emily Mayer

Emily Mayer and Peyton Osha will be competing in the OHSAA State Tennis Tournament tomorrow and Saturday and their classmates gave them a celebratory sendoff today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 18, 2018

Community member shares expertise, helps students prep for job & college interviews

Wyoming resident Justin Buckner (WHS Class of '93) shared his interview expertise  with Oral Communications classes and other interested students today. After graduating from Wyoming High School, Mr. Buckner attended Princeton University and worked for Procter & Gamble for 17 years, living in Vietnam and India during that time. Mr. Buckner currently serves as Partner-HR Consulting, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching for the Curious Agency. He is an interviewer for Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee, sits on the board of Cincinnati Public Radio, and is the Wyoming Board of Education representative on the Great Oaks Career Campuses vocational school district board of education. Mr. Buckner is a trustee of the Wyoming High School Alumni Association and a member of the Wyoming City Schools Citizens Advisory Committee.

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Wyoming students performing in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra

Wyoming High School students are performing
in the CSYO! From left: Hannah Lempert,
Ari Webb, Grace Hitt, Catherine Miller, Ken
Chen, and Yu-Chia Cheng

Six Wyoming High School students are playing in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra this year. The following students are performing in the Philharmonic Orchestra:

Yu-Chia Cheng - violin

Ken Chen - cello

Grace Hitt - trumpet

Catherine Miller - violin

Hannah Lempert - violin - and Ari Webb - cello - are playing in the Concert Orchestra and Ari is also playing in the Nouveau Chamber Players. The Nouveau Chamber Players is a group that encourages the performance of those players who have often been under-represented.

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Wyoming High School Fall sports update

Girls’ Golf – For the 1st time in school history, our girls’ golf team won the Southwest District Championship and qualified for the state final in Columbus next week. 

Boys’ Golf – Our Cincinnati Hills League (CHL) champion boys’ golf team will return to the state finals next week after a one-year team absence. 

Volleyball – Our volleyball program continues to dominate league play having won 123 league matches in a row – dating back 8 years. We are currently ranked #3 in the City polls.  Tonight, we host Reading in our “Play for a Cause” game – proceeds of event go to Pink Ribbon Girls. 

Cross Country – Our cross country program continues to improve and excel. This week senior Riley Bahr as named the LaRosa’s Student Athlete of the Week. Senior Jack Schwartz and Junior John Nice lead the boys’ teams. CHL championships are next Saturday at Taylor.

Girls’ Tennis – This week we had 2 doubles teams (Peyton Osha / Emily Mayer and Eleanor Stall / Anya Kirsch) and a singles player (Sydney Evans) qualify for Districts. They play on Saturday morning at Mason for District seeding and will compete next week for the opportunity to reach the state finals. The girls finished the regular season as CHL runner-ups. 

Girls' Soccer – Big win last night for our girls’ soccer program – beating Mariemont 4-1. The girls are currently tied for the league lead and play at Cincinnati Country Day on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Boys' Soccer – Our CHL leading boys’ soccer team is currently ranked #4 in the State and hosts Badin on Saturday at 3 p.m. for Senior Night. 

Football – Our undefeated football team returns to action on Friday as we travel to Madeira for a CHL battle. 

We will honor all our senior student athletes and band members at the football game on Friday, Oct. 19, as we host Mariemont at 7 p.m. 

We will have a state send off for both boys’ and girls’ golf on Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. in the high school main rotunda – all are welcome. 

November 14th is athletic fall signing day.  The following student athletes (as of today, other may be added) will be honored at 11:30 a.m. in Pendery Auditorium:

Joey Edmonds – Basketball – University of Findlay

Kelly Lyons – Lacrosse – Palm Beach University

Gracie Wolber – Soccer – Kent State University

Dylan Stevens – Golf – University of Dayton

Joe Kelly – Tennis – Bellarmine University

Sky Thomas – Basketball – Marshall University

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10 Wyoming High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

10 Wyoming High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are (front row) Benjamin Halsted, Cole Hutchins, Radu Pavel, Nicholas Zidarescu, Anya Kirsch, (back row) Katy Vanatsky, Grace Hitt, Dagny McCullumsmith, Catherine Miller, and Isabel Coyle.

 

Ten (10) members of the Wyoming High School Class of 2019 have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Isabel Coyle, Benjamin Halsted, Grace Hitt, Cole Hutchins, Anya Kirsch, Dagny McCullumsmith, Catherine Miller, Radu Pavel, Katy Vanatsky, and Nicholas Zidarescu have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for having among the highest PSAT scores in the state of Ohio.

More than 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Nationwide, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced beginning in April. Scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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Take a tour of the Wyoming High School Painted Parking lot

Wyoming High School senior participated in Parking Palooza for this first time ever. Last spring, interested students submitted their designs and they spent a couple very hot days this August painting their spaces.

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Karen Bare to be Wyoming High School Interim Principal for 2018-19 school year

Karen Bare

Karen Bare will be Wyoming’s Interim High School Principal for the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Bare served as the Interim Principal of Indian Hill High School for the 2016-17 school year. Previously, Ms. Bare has been an Assistant Principal of Sycamore High School and a High School Social Studies Teacher with Sycamore Community Schools, New Hanover County Schools, Rose Local Schools, and Fairfield City Schools.

Upon the appointment of Wyoming High School Principal Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at that time of year.

“To ensure we have the best possible permanent candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November,” said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.

The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.

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Wyoming High School Principal search begins

The search for the next Wyoming High School Principal has begun. Upon the appointment of Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district has decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at this point in the school year.

"To ensure we have the best possible candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November," said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.

The district is working toward approving an Interim Principal at the June 25 Regular Board Meeting of the Wyoming City Schools Board of Education.

The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.